Eco-friendly, Green, Sustainable are the global buzzwords for the Events and MICE Industry. And Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development (MCRHRD) Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad lives upto this reputation in body, mind and in spirit. MICE INDIA Editor Shekhar in a conversation with Sh. B.P. Acharya, IAS, Director General, MCRHRD
Shekhar | Editor | MICE INDIA | 24 September 2017
Eco-friendly, Green, Sustainable Destination by Design
One minute you are negotiating with the challenging traffic of the city of Hyderabad and the other minute you walk into the lush Green, landscaped, well-manicured campus of MCRHRD Institute of Telangana, the difference is stark. From the pollution levels of the city and the honking traffic, the change in the air quality instantly relaxes your mind and calms your senses. It’s an all new and soothing feeling walking past the entry gate of MCRHRD Institute with trees, greens and water bodies welcoming you.
The 40-years young, Institute is proud of its sprawling campus spread over 30 acres of picturesque land, distinguished faculty, state-of-the-art infrastructure, comfortable accommodation, and a vast array of recreational facilities. With over 500 guest rooms and several Meetings Rooms and Conferences spaces (15), the MCRHRD Institute boosts of the largest destination for residential MICE and training’s in India.
With its commitment to environment, the Institute is embarking upon an ambitious expansion of its green and open spaces with a budget of INR 1,00,00,000/- (One crores rupees). The destination has several campuses within the large campus area, with separate residential, meetings, catering and recreational wings, apart from open and community spaces. Though the MCRHRD Institute and the facility (I like to call it a MICE destination) is relatively lesser known in the Indian Corporate circles, the government bodies make the best use of the destination for year long training programs, schedules of which are finalized months in advance. About 15,000 officers, including from All India Services and Central Civil Services from across the country, attend the training programs in the Institute every year.
The delegates enjoy the open spaces, lawns as great bonds and friendships are created at community meeting spaces over tea (the traditional Indian Chai) spread around the campus.
The Institute has spacious and well equipped Lecture halls, Sports Facilities, Auditorium, Tennis Courts, Seminar halls/conference rooms, Swimming Pool and Gym, Computer training laboratories, Well maintained Lawns and Gardens, Library, Helipad, Hostel facilities, Guest house, Residential Accommodation for Staff, a Yoga Center and a full Ayurveda hospital for treatment.
The Conference halls, seminar halls have state-of-the-art audio visual facilities. The Computer labs have complete infrastructure, computers, hardware and software, well-networked.
The aesthetically designed Auditorium for 250 members is the star highlight of this MICE destination. Even the Chief Minister of the state of Telangana and senior government officials make the best use of the facility for monthly review meetings and important delegation meets.
The MCRHRD Library has an impressive collection of more than 20,000 Books.
Truly, one can call the MCRHRD Institute experience a therapeutic one. One visit to the destination and you will fall in love with it.